# SQLite Installation

SQLite is the default (Quick Start) and recommended database to quickly create an app locally.

# Install SQLite during app creation

Use one of the following commands:

This will create a new project and launch it in the browser.


The Quick Start Guide is a complete step-by-step tutorial.

# Install SQLite manually

In a terminal, run the following command:

Add the following code to your ./config/database.js or ./config/database.ts file:

# Other SQL Databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL)

Refer to the configuration section for all supported options to setup Strapi with your SQL database.


Most cloud service providers offer a managed SQL database service, which is a hassle-free way to get your database up and running. To get up and running locally, you might want to try using a Docker container.